- nounthe physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear (Freq. 1)
* * *noun: perspiration accompanied by feelings of chill or cold and usually induced or accompanied by dread, fear, or shock
the blush of embarrassment or the cold sweat of fear — Journal American Medical Association
* * *a chill accompanied by perspiration, caused by fear, nervousness, or the like.[1700-10]
* * *cold sweat UK US noun [singular]a nervous or worried feeling that causes you to sweat although you feel coldThesaurus: sweating and sweathyponym feelings of worry and nervousnesssynonym going to the toilethyponym
* * *cold sweat,perspiration accompanied by a chilly feeling, especially as produced by fear or nausea.
* * *n. a state of sweating induced by fear, nervousness, or illness
he used to break into a cold sweat when he was called on in class
* * *noun [singular]: a condition in which someone is sweating and feeling cold at the same time because of fear, illness, etc.
The patient feels faint and is in a cold sweat.
I break out in a cold sweat when I think about asking my boss for a pay raise.
* * *ˌcold ˈsweat [cold sweat] noun usually singulara state when you have sweat on your face or body but still feel cold, usually because you are very frightened or anxious
to break out into a cold sweat
I woke up in a cold sweat about the interview.
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